24 Actress Alberta Watson Dead at 60

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Canadian star Alberta Watson dead at the age of 60. The “24” actress passed away on Saturday evening of March 21 at Kensington Hospice in Toronto after a lengthy battle with cancer. He passing was confirmed by her agent Pam Winter, “It is the case, sadly. Alberta passed away on Saturday evening at Kensington Hospice in Toronto. Her husband Ken was by her side. We await details of a memorial service for her“.

Faith Susan Alberta Watson, better known as Alberta Watson was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1955. She grew up in Toronto with her mother Grace, a factory worker, and her brother. She began performing with a local Toronto theater group of the Bathurst Street United Church at age 15. She then took a workshop for the “Hair Musical”. While doing this workshop, she did “Hamlet”, which was directed by René Bonnière, who later directed her in “La Femme Nikita”.

Alberta Watson Died

Alberta Watson dead at the age of 60 after battle with cancer.

Alberta Watson had an acting career that spanned five decades, and was a familiar face in Canadian and U.S. film and TV. On the big screen, she played memorable roles in such films as “In Praise of Older Women”, David O. Russell’s “Spanking the Monkey” and Atom Egoyan’s “The Sweet Hereafter”. However, it was on television, that she made her biggest impact, appearing in series ranging from “Hill Street Blues” and “Law & Order” to “The Outer Limits” and “The Border”. Her longest-running and most memorable role was as Madeline Pierce in “La Femme Nikita”, which ran from 1997-2001.

More recently, Watson was seen in recurring roles in “24”, as CTU head Erin Driscoll in season four, and as Senator Madeline Pierce in The CW’s reboot Nikita, reprising her role from La Femme Nikita.

Alberta Watson was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1998, while starring on La Femme Nikita, and producers adapted her role as she underwent chemotherapy and surgery to combat the disease.

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